Thanks for the kind welcome everyone 😀
Welcome and great to have you hear. Good choice to join this forum, I enjoy it daily since day one!
Hello and welcome! It's great to come here and be able to at least question a belief, or have even a slight criticism about the org without getting d'fd for it.
One thing that used to make this religion seem above others was that there was no emphasis on money all the time, but that has certainly changed now.
I look forward to reading more of your posts.
Welcome! So glad you found us.
Thanks Stan and shnufti for asking following.
stan livedeath10 hours ago
are you new guys willing to say what country your in ?
Answer- I live in the UK
Welcome! May I ask whether you have family or spouse still in? Do you still go to meetings?
Answer- My wife and child regulary attend the meetings. We also have a lot of relatives who are witnesses.
Welcome UsTC ,if you dont mind my asking what was it that finally "did" it for you? to come here ?
Here is an article I wrote back around 1996. The info is still very relevant. I hope it helps you.
If I may, please read Steven Hassan's Combating Cult Mind Control, then go on to 30 Years a Watchtower Slave. You'll understand everything very clearly after that. Up to you to decide if you want to read Ray Franz's book after, which I'm sure you will. My allegiance is to the Father and his Christ not to any religion nor organization. I DA'ed and told them all to pound sand. And when they play the guilt trip on you someday if you do same where as they ask you who taught you the Bible, who taught you about Jehovah ? Answer you did from the written word and that you paid dearly for it in the way of contributions, time and energy. There are other groups that teach similar such as SDA, Unitarians, Messianic Jews etc. plus many other new online groups that the society has now become redundant and caught in the past. People are smarter now and are able to own their research unlike the seventies where religions had monopoly. GB1 would be having a heart attack today if they could see the level of openness out there now. Their selfish control is OVER !! No one group has truth. Look up Dr. Michael Brown or One for Israel as a starting point and progress on your own, good luck !! I don't give the org another 10 years before they are cut in half of what they are now maybe less. They might even loose their tax exempt status in some countries but of course they will spin it as persecution. I was in for 8 years too many myself.
UNSHACKLE the CHAINS- Nice to have you here ! Welcome to freedom of mind and expression ! You are experiencing what many of us experienced as well. I was born into the JW organization from birth- I escaped 13 years ago at age 44. Hang in there , it gets better once we unhinge ourselves from the controlling policies of the WT Society. Believe me- it will feel like a ton of bricks gets lifted off of your shoulders. We are here as a support to you my friend, take care and look forward to hearing from you